How Stamps Can Help You Make More Informed Business Decisions

Business analytics dashboard with sales performance and operations data with professional executive analyzing KPI and metrics about revenue. BA or BI report on computer screen in officeEveryone has his or her unique way of analyzing data to find the right answers. This is why self-service in a business intelligence tool is so important. It’s also why drag-and-drop dashboards are so appealing. I am not stuck with what someone else decided is a good way to look at the data. I can focus on what is important to me. Still, in the end, I need to share my findings with other people in a way they like if I want to get my point across.

Dimensional Insight’s “Stamps” are pre-designed charts that can be updated with different data and filters with a few clicks. Users can build dashboards in minutes. Let’s examine a hypothetical scenario to see how you can use these Stamps to optimize your analytics experience. (more…)

3 Business Intelligence Trends and How They Impact Your Organization

At our recent Dimensional Insight Users Conference (DIUC17), industry analyst Howard Dresner, who coined the term “business intelligence” back in 1989, joined our CEO Fred Powers on stage to talk about some of the trends in business intelligence today. The timing was serendipitous, as Howard had recently released the results of Dresner Advisory Services’ 2017 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study.

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BI trends that Fred and Howard discussed at the conference: (more…)

3 Ways Self-Service Analytics Can Positively Impact Your Organization

business evolutionIn every line of business, there’s an opportunity for self-service analytics. Although the industries vary, the bottom line doesn’t change. What organizations all share are the impacts of high levels of self-service analytics and what they have to offer. In our two previous blog posts on self-service analytics, we laid out the benefits to organizations and all the do’s and don’ts when implementing a self-service analytics tool. In today’s post: how to get maximum results from self-service analytics.

Aberdeen set out to survey the self-service landscape. During this research, it examined the differences between high self-service organizations and low ones. Feel like you’re not getting the most out of your self-service tool? Here are some ways to amp up your analytical insight.

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Survival of the Fittest with Self-Service Analytics

self-service adoptionIn our last blog post, we discussed the benefits of self-service analytics. In recent research, Aberdeen found that when implemented the right way, self-service analytics cultivates a greater, more active user base that generates better decisions and circulates valid data across all lines of business. But implementing self-service isn’t easy. Only 29% of organizations currently have a high level of self-service.

Scared you’re on the fence for self-service extinction? There are 3 things that could derail your self-service adoption. Learn how to combat them to empower your user base and grow adoption throughout your organization.

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How Do High Self-Service Organizations Perform vs. Others?

Many organizations are pushing for greater self-service analytics. Why? Because quite simply, high self-service organizations achieve better outcomes as opposed to all others. The ultimate goal of self-service analytics is to expand and develop a more active user base that can produce better decision making and broadcast insight across all departments by creating a single source of truth.

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Aberdeen surveyed the self-service landscape and discovered some interesting findings. If you are considering implementing self-service analytics, here are some important facts you need to know. (more…)

4 Trends Shaping Business Intelligence in 2015 and Beyond

When it comes to business intelligence, it’s clear that the current modus operandi won’t cut it for organizations moving forward. Too much is changing: the amount of data within organizations, the way users are accessing and analyzing it, and much more.

With that in mind, here are 4 business intelligence trends that are shaping where the industry is heading in the near future. They are also impacting how we at Dimensional Insight are developing products and applications.

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